Oliver + S

Growing up in Oliver + S

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    enchanted bobbin @enchanted bobbin

    What a fun discussion thread!

    My first foray into Oliver + S patterns was a lazy days skirt in June 2010

    baby's new outfit

    …turned into a series of them, actually, as a prelude to the Playdate dress a couple of weeks later!


    mrsc1345 @mrsc1345

    My first submission to flickr was the bedtime story pajamas that I sewed up in August of 2009, but didn’t get the guts to submit until December!


    But my very, very first successful sewing project (ever) was a lazy days skirt, way back in February of ’09!


    I had been wanting to sew up these cute O+S patterns so badly (there were only a few at the time!) that I went out and bought a sewing machine and through great trial and error learned to use it to sew all these cute things I was seeing on the web. I still remember puzzling over the directions with my husband like the total newb I was, “Right sides together? How can you tell which is the right side and which is the left side? I will never learn to sew!!” It sounds silly to tell most people, but learning to sew has been the (second) most fulfilling thing I have done in my life. So thanks, for all the inspiration!

    April Henry @April1930s

    Love this topic! My very first submission was in 2008. I had not ever heard of flickr “groups” and was intimidated and nervous about posting a homemade garment to something as especially unique as Oliver + S….. back then it was my goal to collect every pattern and make it at least once (ha! I am waaay behind!) But here I am still an Oliver + S pattern collector and sewist (dare I say, exclusively — it’s so hard now to venture out now!)

    Anyway, it was the Swing Set Tunic & Skirt. Sweetpea was only 4-years-old (sniff sniff):


    dkbnyc @dkbnyc

    I think my upload date is wrong in Flickr. My first pattern was the playdate dress for my oldest who was 5. That was almost exactly 2 years ago. I think it was Oliver and S that really got me sewing again. I just can’t remember how it all happened. My taste isn’t usually this classic, nor my color palate this sedate, but I really love this dress and am very proud of it.


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